Speaker Paul D. Ryan announced Wednesday that he would not seek re-election this fall, bringing his two-decade career in the House of Representatives to an end in 2019. Here’s a look at what Ryan is leaving to the history books.
Nov. 1998: Ryan is first elected to the House with 57 percent of the district’s vote.
During his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Donald Trump continued the nationalist theme he emphasized during his campaign, mentioning America or some variation 79 times. His other top mentions were the words “great” (26 times) and “tax” (15 times).
Here’s a look at the topics that Trump covered and how his use of certain words compares to his previous major speeches as a president and a candidate, and to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union in 2016.
Since launching his presidential campaign in 2015, President Donald Trump has gone back and forth on his opinion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.
The waffling even contributed to a federal government shutdown earlier this month. Both parties in Congress are scrambling to find a compromise to maintain the program ahead of an early March deadline that could result in recipients’ deportation if no solution is reached.
After one of the most politically charged presidential campaigns in many Americans’ lifetimes, a new administration swept into town at the beginning of 2017, and the Roll Call graphics team got to work reporting, investigating and explaining the new Washington.
As we all close the books on 2017, Roll Call dug through our work and put together a year in review, starting at the beginning:
With 2017 coming to a close, Roll Call sorted through its photo archive for some of our best images of the year.
A busy Halloween day brought a parade of dogs as well as representatives of Twitter, Facebook and Google to the Capitol on Tuesday.
A North Korean defector joined a hearing of the Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday. And Thursday, the Republican tax overhaul proposal was unveiled.
Updated Oct. 31 at 12:35 p.m. | In the wake of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting — the deadliest in U.S. history — lawmakers from both parties were quick to call for a review of the bump stock attachments found on 12 of the rifles in the gunman's hotel room.
Most lawmakers have signaled they support more strictly regulating the devices. But GOP and Democratic leaders diverge on whether the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) already has the authority under current gun laws to regulate them.
A gunman began firing on Sunday in Las Vegas on a country music festival. At publication time, at least 58 people were dead and over 500 were estimated to be injured in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Here’s a series of charts depicting the status of guns in America:
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